Sarri reveals key Chelsea players are ‘tired’ after international break

Maurizio Sarri has revealed Chelsea’s players are ‘tired’ after the recent international break.

Chelsea had a huge contingent of players on international duty over the past week, including the likes of N’Golo Kane and Eden Hazard.

Sarri’s side face struggling Cardiff City on Sunday, looking to bounce back from their 2-0 defeat at Everton prior to the break.

Chelsea currently sit in sixth in the Premier League, three points outside the Champions League places with eight games remaining.

Ahead of the trip to face Neil Warnock’s side, Sarri admits he can see the fatigue suffered by players on international duty.

‘Not for me, because we have some players a little bit tired,’ he told his pre-match press conference.

‘Kante, Giroud, Hazard played three matches in seven days. Now we are not in October and they are more tired. We need to recover.

‘I had the whole squad together only yesterday. I saw during training that some were a little bit tired.’

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